9th April 2016

West Coast Railways
The Spirit of the Lakes

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex', 47760 & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used (3) (80217)+99128+99351+1961+99125+99347+326+21266+99318+4905

Route :
1Z62 : Skegness to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z63 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Skegness

Loco(s) Route
45699 (1) Skegness - Wainfleet - Boston - Sleaford - Allington Jn - Bottesford West Jn - Bingham - Netherfield Jn - Nottingham - Trent East Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Castle Donington - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth HL - Water Orton - Castle Bromwich Jn - Duddeston Jn
47760 (1) Duddeston Jn - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Dorridge - Hatton North Jn - Hatton (4)
47580 (2) Hatton - Hatton West Jn - Claverdon - Bearley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
47760 (1) Stratford-upon-Avon - Bearley Jn - Henley-in-Arden - Shirley - Tyseley - (reverse of outward route) - Skegness

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2)
47760 on rear.
(3) 80217 was only in the consist when 45699 was on the train.
(4) It is reported that the outward leg was diverted via Hatton station, due to a track circuit failure at Hatton North Jn.
(5) This tour was originally advertised to be steam hauled to Stratford-upon-Avon, but 45699 was removed from the train at Duddeston Jn, due to gauging issues.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Skegness 06.32d 06.32   21.33a 21.40
Wainfleet 06.41a ~ 06.44d 06.41 ~ 06.44   21.19a ~ 21.22d ?
Bellwater Jn SB 06/56 06/56   21/09 21/15
Sibsey SB 07/08 07/03   21/01 21/07
Boston 07.19a ~ 07.22d 07.12 ~ 07.22   20.48a ~ 20.51d 20.56 ~ 20.59
Hubberts Bridge 07/29 07/29   20/39 ?
Heckington 07.40a ~ 07.42d 07.40 ~ 07.43   20.27a ~ 20.30d ?
Sleaford 07.51a ~ 07.54d [P2] 07.52 ~ 07.55   20.15a ~ 20.18d [P1] 20.20 ~ 20.22
Allington Jn 08/16 08/16   19/52 19/57
Bottesford West Jn 08/24 08/23   19/46 19/49
Bingham 08w31 ~ 08w41 [P1] 08.31 ~ 08.41   19/39 [P2] 19/42
Netherfield Jn 08/51 08/53   19/30 19/33
Nottingham 08/56 [P6] 08/59   19/25 [P1] 19/27
Mansfield Jn 08/58 09/00   19/22 [A] 19/24
Beeston South Jn 09/01 09/04   19/14 19/13
Trent East Jn 09/09 09/09   19/08 19/06
Sheet Stores Jn 09/11 09/12   19/05 19/03
Castle Donington 09w16 ~ 09w44 09.17 ~ ?   18/57 18/57
Stenson Jn 10/01 10/03   18/45 18/45
North Stafford Jn 10/02 10/05   18/43 18/39
Clay Mills Jn 10/06 10/09   18/39 18/36
Burton-on-Trent 10/08 [P2] 10/12   18/37 [P1] 18/34
Wichnor Jn 10/14 10/17   18/33 18/29
Tamworth HL 10/22 [P4] 10/26 [P4]   18/28 [P3] 18/24
Kingsbury Jn 10/29 10/33   18/23 18/20
Water Orton 10/35 [P1] 10/38   18/19 [P2] 18/17
Castle Bromwich Jn 10/38 [GL] 10/39   18/17 ?
Washwood Heath West Jn 10/48 10/46   18/13 18/13
Duddeston Jn 10L53 ~ 11L23 10L48 ~ ??L??   18/12 ?
Landor Street Jn 11/25 11/05?   18.07 ~ 18.11 18.08 ~ 18.09
St Andrews Jn 11/27 11/23   18/05 18/06
Bordesley Jn 11/28 11/24   18/03 18/05
Small Heath South Jn 11/31 11/27   18/00 18/01
Tyseley 11/33 [P1] 11.29 ~ ? [P1]   17.48 ~ 17.58 [P4] 17.46 ~ 17.56
Solihull 11/38 [P1] 11/35   - -
Bentley Heath LC 11/42 11/40   - -
Dorridge 11/43 [P1] 11/41   - -
Hatton North Jn 11/50 11/50   - -
Hatton DIV ? ~ ?   - -
Hatton West Jn 11/54 12/01   - -
Claverdon 11/56 ?   - -
Shirley - -   17/40 [P1] 17/40
Whitlock's End - -   17/38 17/39
Henley-in-Arden - -   17/28 17/29
Bearley Jn 12/02 12/08   17/23 17/24
Stratford-upon-Avon 12.09a [P2] 12.13   17.18d [P2] 17.17


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

08/04/16 : 
5Z61 : (47580 + 45699) : Carnforth to Newark North Gate
5Z61 : (47580 with 45699 on rear) : Newark North Gate to Skegness

Location Booked Actual
Carnforth Steamtown 10.30d  
Carnforth H.S. 10.40 ~ 10.50  
Carnforth 10.55 ~ 11.44  
Carnforth North Jn 11/47  
Carnforth U&DGL 11.49 ~ 11.59  
Carnforth North Jn 12/01  
Carnforth 12/02  
Giggleswick 12/48  
Settle Jn 12/52  
Hellifield 12/58  
Skipton 13.21 ~ 13.24 [P2]  
Keighley 13/39 [P1]  
Shipley 13/50 [P1]  
Dockfield Jn 13/51  
Apperley Jn 14/00  
Armley Jn 14/09  
Whitehall Jn 14.11 ~ 14.16  
Leeds West Jn 14/18  
Leeds 14/20 [P9]  
Neville Hill West Jn 14/24  
Cross Gates 14/28  
Micklefield 14/38  
Gascoigne Wood Jn 14/43  
Hambleton West Jn 14/47  
Hambleton South Jn 14/50  
Temple Hirst Jn 14/56  
Shaftholme Jn 15/04  
Doncaster 15.11 ~ 15.21 [P3] [P3]
Potteric Carr Jn 15/26  
Black Carr Jn 15/27  
Loversall Carr Jn 15/29  
Retford 15/43  
Newark Flat Crossing 16/02  
Newark North Gate 16.05 ~ 16.35 [GL]  
Newark Crossing East Jn 16/38  
Boultham Jn 16/57  
West Holmes Jn 16/58  
Lincoln Central 17/00 [UM] [UM]
Pelham Street Jn 17/01  
Metheringham 17/13  
Sleaford North Jn 17/26  
Sleaford 17/30 [P1]  
Heckington 17/39  
Hubberts Bridge 17/53  
Boston 18.01 ~ 18.04  
Sibsey SB 18/14  
Bellwater Jn SB 18/24  
Wainfleet 18/37  
Skegness 18.48a  

09/04/16 : 
5Z62 : (45699 with 80217) : Duddeston Jn to Carnforth

Location Booked
Duddeston Jn 11.05d [GL]
Landor Street Jn 11/07
St Andrews Jn 11/09
Bordesley Jn 11/10
Small Heath South Jn 11/20
Tyseley [U&D Through Sdgs] 11.22 ~ 11.59
Small Heath South Jn 12/01
Bordesley Jn 12/06
St Andrews Jn 12/08
Landor Street Jn 12.11 ~ 12.12
Castle Bromwich Jn 12/21
Park Lane Jn 12/23
Streetley Sig.WR5433 12.35 ~ 12.55
Ryecroft Jn 13/06
Walsall 13/08
Pleck Jn 13/11
Bescot Jn 13/13
Bescot [U&D Goods] 13.16 ~ 13.44
Bescot Jn 13/47
Darlaston Jn 13/48
Portobello Jn 13/51
Bushbury Jn 14/01
Stafford 14/16 [P5]
Searchlight Lane Jn 14/22
Madeley 14/32
Basford Hall Jn 14/40
Crewe 14w44 ~ 15w14 [P12]
Crewe Coal Yard 15/16
Winsford 15/24
Hartford Jn 15/29
Acton Bridge 15/31
Weaver Jn 15/34
Acton Grange Jn 15/38
Warrington Bank Quay 15/40 [P3]
Dallam Jn 15/41
Winwick Jn 15/44
Golborne Jn 15/47
Springs Branch Jn 15/51
Wigan South Jn 15/52
Wigan North Western 15/53 [P5]
Balshaw Lane 16/01
Euxton Jn 16/03
Preston 16/08 [P3]
Garstang & Catteral 16/19
Lancaster 16/30 [DF]
Morecambe South Jn 16/32
Carnforth North Jn 16/38
Carnforth 16.39 ~ 16.44
Carnforth H.S. 16.47 ~ 16.52
Carnforth Steamtown 17.02a

10/04/16 : 
5Z63 : (47580 + 47760?) : Skegness to Carnforth

Location Booked
Skegness 13.40d
Wainfleet 13/49
Bellwater Jn SB 14/02
Sibsey SB 14/11
Boston 14/20
Hubberts Bridge 14/28
Heckington 14/41
Sleaford 14/50 [P2]
Allington North Jn 15/15
Allington East Jn 15/16
Nottingham Branch Jn 15/22
Grantham 15.24 ~ 15.50 [GL]
Nottingham Branch Jn 15/52
Claypole Loop 16/01
Newark North Gate 16/05 [P1]
Newark Flat Crossing 16/06
Retford 16/19
Loversall Carr Jn 16/30
Doncaster 16.51 ~ 17.02 [DG]
Adwick 17/07
South Kirkby Jn 17/12
Hare Park Jn 17/19
Crofton West Jn 17/22
Calder Bridge Jn 17/25
Turners Lane Jn 17/27
Altofts Jn 17/32
Methley Jn 17/33
Stourton Jn 17/39
Engine Shed Jn 17/45
Whitehall Jn 17.48 ~ 17.49
Armley Jn 17/51
Apperley Jn 17/59
Dockfield Jn 18/03
Shipley 18/05 [P2]
Keighley 18/12 [P2]
Skipton 18.23 ~ 18.26 [P3]
Hellifield 18/38
Settle Jn 18/55
Giggleswick ?
Carnforth 19/43
Carnforth North Jn 19/44
Carnforth U&DGL 19.46 ~ 20.01
Carnforth North Jn 20/03
Carnforth 20.04 ~ 21.04
Carnforth H.S. 21.06 ~ 21.15
Carnforth Steamtown 21.25a


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